2019 Hunan World Famous Flowers Eco-cultural Festival (Mar. 20-Apr. 15)
Many tourists visit and take photos at the 800-mu (5.3-ha.) cherry blossom garden.
Blooming tulips attract many tourists.
Peach blossom park
The 2019 Hunan World Famous Flowers Eco-cultural Festival kicked off at Hunan Forest Botanical Garden on March 20. The 35-day festival enables visitors to enjoy world famous flowers such as cherry, peach blossoms, azaleas, and tulips.
Cherry Blossom Garden is home to one hundred varieties, including Somei Yoshino (Yoshino Cherry), Weeping Cherry, and cherry blossom with multi-layer petals or single-layer petals.
A tulip show attracts many tourists. It also includes many rare bulb or perennial flowers which are introduced to Hunan for the first time, including onion- or garlic-scented bulbous herbs, anemone, Iris hollandica, and iris germanica.
During the festival, eight themed activities will be held, including Huazhao Festival (literally birthday of all flowers), 2019 Mango Music Festival, and “Learning from Lei Feng” public welfare activity.
The music festival will invite campus folk bands to stage live performances featuring ancient martial arts elements.
In addition, a blind date event themed "I Have a Date with Spring" will also be held during the festival.
Admission: RMB 50/Adult; RMB 25/Student
How to get there:
★Take each of the following buses: No. 7, 17, 16, 23, 102, 120, 123, 140, 141, 147, 152, 229, 230, 209, 210, 502, 703 , 702, 801, 802, 806, or shuttle bus line 2 to get off at Hunan Provincial Botanical Garden Station [省植物园站] on Shaoshan Road (close to the west gate of the Botanical Garden)
★ Take each of the following buses No. 16, 370, 602, or 938 and get off at Hunan Provincial Botanical Garden Station [省植物园站] on Xiangfu Road (close to the north gate of the Botanical Garden)
★Take Subway Line 1 and get off at Hunan Provincial Government Station [省政府站], and then take Bus No. 938 to the north gate of the Botanical Garden.
★ Take Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway to get off at Xiangfu Road Station [湘府路站]